Curriculum Vitae

Thomas J. Richardson

Contact Information

Office:
1150 Maxwell Ave, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80304

Phone: 605-484-5516

E-mail:    extraordinarychinesemedicine@gmail.com

Education
2014
Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Harvard University

2010
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin

2004-05
Graduate coursework, Dept. of Latin American Studies
University of Texas at Austin

2003
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
B.A. in Economics
Departmental Distinction in Economics
B.A. in Spanish, Minor in Latin American Studies
James Scholar Graduation Honors, Magna Cum Laude

2002                Universidad de Buenos Aires, Semester Abroad

2001                 Universidad Autónoma de Costa Rica, Semester Abroad

Oriental Medicine Experience in Private Practice
01/2011-Present
Owner, Extraordinary Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture Clinic in Rapid City, SD – Somerville, MA – Boulder, CO
Practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Teaching and Speaking Engagements
2014 – Present
Faculty, Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO

2013- 2014
Faculty, New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA

2010
“Extraordinary Chinese Medicine: Medicine for Extraordinary Times”
Florida State Oriental Medicine Association Annual Conference, Tampa

2009-2010
TA, Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis Seminar Series with Will Morris

2009-2010
TA, Point Locations 1 and 2 with Xiaotian Shen, MD (China)

2009
TA, Traditional Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Seminar with Will Morris, PhD,
DAOM, LAc

2009
Instructor, Seminars on Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis and Extraordinary
Chinese Medicine, Boulder, CO

Publications
1.            “Suffering Makes Us Human.” Acupuncture Today. (2016). Forthcoming.

2.            “Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness: Part 2.” Acupuncture Today. (2015). Forthcoming.

3.            “Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness: Part 1” Acupuncture Today. (2015). Forthcoming.

4.            “Dissolving the Walls: Cultivating Compassionate Presence.” The Lantern: A Journal of  Traditional Chinese Medicine.  (2015). Forthcoming.

5.            “Medicine As Metaphor.”  Acupuncture Today.  16:8 (2015).

6.            “Shifting Perspective: Trauma, Storytelling, and Healing.” The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 12:1 (2015).

7.             “The Natural State: Daoist and Chinese Medical Views.  The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 11: 3 (2014): 31-41.

8.             “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels with the Primary Channels and Zangfu,
Part 2.” Chinese Medicine Times, 7:1 (2012).

9.             “The Ying Qi Cycle and a Relation of the Extraordinary Vessels to Daoist Cosmology.”   The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 9:1 (2012).

10.           “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels with the Primary Channels and Zangfu,
Part 1.”  Chinese Medicine Times, 6:3 (2011).

11.           “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels and the Extraordinary Fu, Part 2: The Ying Qi Cycle and the Evolution of Consciousness. “  Chinese Medicine Times 5:2 (2010).

12.           “Vertical and Horizontal Integration: The Dynamic Flow of Qi at the Level of Humanity.”  The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 7:2 (2010): 23-27.

13.           “Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels and the Extraordinary Fu, Part 1.”
Chinese Medicine Times. Volume 5:1 (2010).

14.           “The Ying Qi Cycle and the Diurnal Evolutionary Unfoldment of the
Extraordinary Vessels.”  California Journal of Oriental Medicine 20:2
(2009): 23-24, 27.

15.            “The Dai Mai: Dynamic Structural Stability and Spherical Integration.”  The
American Acupuncturist
48 (2009): 28-31.

16.            “The Natural State.”  The Empty Vessel: A journal of contemporary Taoism
15:2 (2008): 18-23.

Unpublished Papers
1.              “Religion and Medicine: Buddhist Sources.” Independent study completed in 2014 under the supervision of Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard University.

2.              “The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Environment: Implications for the Free Trade Area of the Americas.”  Accepted for inclusion in: A. Romero and S. West, Eds.  (2005).  Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Press.  Withdrawn by author prior to publication.

3.               “The Human Development Paradigm: An Advance in Development Theory or the Western Man’s Burden?” Undergraduate Senior thesis.  Completed in May 2003 under the guidance of Professor Werner Baer.

Chinese Medicine Experience, Seminars, and Extracurricular Work
2007-2008
Seminar Series on Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. Will Morris, PhD, DAOM

2007-2010
Over 500 hours of clinical observation and treatment under Dr. Will Morris, PhD, DAOM

2008-2010
Apprenticeship with Trina Sims, ABC, AHG, Greenstar Herbs, Austin, TX

2006-2010
Various Taichi and Qigong Classes with Dr. Yuxia Qiu and Master Junfeng Li

Honors, Awards, Distinctions
1998
National Merit Commended Scholar

1999-2003
Edmund James Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1999-
National Society of Collegiate Scholars

1999-
Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

2003
Departmental Distinction in Economics, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign

2003
Undergraduate Research Award in Economics, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2004
Joe and Tereza Lozano Long Graduate Fellowship, University of
Texas at Austin

2008
AOMA President’s Award, Scholarship

Licenses and Certifications
2009-
Certified Practitioner, Medical Qigong (AOBTA)

2010-
Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
(NCCAOM)

2011-
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), State of Maine

2012-
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), Commonwealth of Massachusetts

2013-
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), State of Colorado

Associations
2009-
Member, American Herbalists Guild

2010-
Member, American Acupuncture Council (AAC)

2010-
Member, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine (AAAOM)

Languages
Native Proficiency in Spanish

Fluent in Portuguese

Beginner Level Modern Chinese (Spoken and Written)

Familiarity with Italian, French, and Arabic